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Kyoto – Ginkakuji, the Philosopher’s path and a petal shower

Kyoto – Ginkakuji, the Philosopher’s path and a petal shower

We also went to visit Ginkakuji, the silver temple. As you can see from the photos, it isn’t really silver. I was looking high and low for it too. Apparently, the name the silver temple comes about when the moon shines on the water and […]

Kyoto – Daikakuji

Kyoto – Daikakuji

There are some many sights in Kyoto and I had thought that I had seen all of the best from my previous trips. But sometimes its nice to have a little surprise. Nestled in north west Kyoto is a temple that is often overlooked by […]

Kyoto – Kinkakuji and Ryoanji

Kyoto – Kinkakuji and Ryoanji

The next day we went off to check out some more iconic Kyoto sites. This is probably one of the most spectacular.  This is Kinkakuji temple.  And that gold looking stuff on the temple walls. Its not gold foil. Its real gold. Probably quite a good […]

Kyoto – Chionin and Shorenin temple and Kyoto streets

Kyoto – Chionin and Shorenin temple and Kyoto streets

Continuing on our walk around we passed some other interesting side streets. Some led to temples (that’s Chionin temple at the end). And some just led to people’s houses. But most of them were lined with lovely sakura. This is part of Chionin.  Although it […]

Kyoto – Kiyomizudera and Higashiyama

Kyoto – Kiyomizudera and Higashiyama

From my previous visits to Kyoto (2) it has always been my favourite city to visit in Japan.  Not that sure about how fun it would be to live there though, as it has a “small town” feeling to it.  I would probably die of […]